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Yobi, The Five Tailed Fox (천년여우 여우비)

천년여우 여우비 (Cheon-nyeon-yeo-woo Yeo-woo-bi)

Directed by Lee Seong-gang (이성강)

Animation Fantasy Romance

85min | Release date in South Korea :

Teacher KANG takes his students to a school that sits at the base of a hill where Yobi lives, a five-tailed fox who can turn into any form. KANG and his students are there to train at a special center for honing their mental abilities. While the students test their courage at night, Yobi encounters dream-catcher HWANG Geum-yee. Yobi develops an interest in Geum-yee, and decides to join the students to stay closer to him. Living like a human being is fun, until she comes across the fox hunter. Rescued by a mysterious shadow, Yobi now faces the inevitable by taking Geum-yee's spirit that will make her a real human being.


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  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Yobi, The Five Tailed Fox": Magic, Myths, and Mites

    In the Spotlight this Week: Lee Seong-gang's "Yobi, The Five Tailed Fox"... The nine-tailed fox is a common figure in Chinese ("Huli jing"), Japanese ("Kitsune"), and Korean ("Gumiho") cultural myths. Throughout the ages each nation has transmitted its own origin story for this mischievous, shape-shifting, soulless sneak who begets misfortune and summons sadness. But in Lee Seong-gang's 2007 animated version of the myth, that fearful track record is straight straight by an adolescent (five-tailed) fox figure named "Yobi",...More
  • [HanCinema's Image Gallery] "Yobi, The Five Tailed Fox"

    A selection of shots from Lee Seong-gang's "Yobi, The Five Tailed Fox"... Drawing inspiration from the Korean myth of "Gumiho", Lee Seong-gangs's "Yobi, The Five Tailed Fox" (2007) is a attractive animation that re-imagines this troublesome fox's fable to great effect. The film is far from fat-free, but after a few hiccups and hysterical hinges it really does start acting like the film it could have been. It's dynamic, beautifully composed, and spins a seductive story oozing with myth and magic. Enjoy! [Spoilers],...More
  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Yobi, The Five Tailed Fox" + Giveaway

    Yobi (voiced by Son Ye-jin) is a hundred year old fox spirit. She's spent most of her life living with a band of aliens who crash-landed into Korea. A sudden crisis forces her to interact with the children attending camp near the forest, and the outlook on her life seems positive. That is, until Yubi's goal in life is exposed- she must take a human's soul in order to become a human herself. Several other supernatural characters try to bully Yubi into submission on this point, while she takes stock of the one immediate goal that actually matters to her,...More
  • South Korean actress Son Ye-Jin

    2012/02/25, Source,
    South Korean actress Son Ye-jin appeares in front of the camera in a movie preview of "Love Fiction" held at Mega Box theater in Seoul's Samsung-dong on Feb. 20, 2012. Son Ye-jin has taken on a variety of roles in her career to date, propelling her to fame both in Korea and in other Asian countries. She first appeared in a supporting role in Park Ki-hyung's film "Secret Tears" in 2000, and then went on to take the lead in TV dramas such as "A Delicious Proposal", "Sun-hee and Jin-hee", and "Daemang". Her first high-profile role in cinema was in Im Kwon-taek's "Strokes of fire", which screened at Cannes and took home a Best Director award in 2002,...More
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CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
 Ryoo Jeong-woo (류정우)
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85 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85)
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Release date in South Korea : 2007/01/25
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As of 2008.04.27 : 471,364 admissions (total)
As of 2007.02.11 : 411,300 admissions (total)
As of 2007.02.04 : 346,156 admissions (total)
As of 2007.01.28 : 183,505 admissions (total)

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Nice Korean anime, Like those of the Japanese anime movies such as Spirited away and Princess Mononoke.
2007-09-14 01:46:26
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